Here is this week's update, which contains information about upcoming events at Fouse, the weekly rotation schedule and other general tips and reminders:
Schedule For The Week
1/16 (Mon)......Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)
1/17 (Tues).....A Day
1/18 (Wed)......B Day
1/19 (Thurs)....C Day
1/20 (Fri)........D Day
GEM Award Nominations Now Accepted
The Great Educator Mentor (GEM) Awards Program is a collaboration between Westerville Parent Council and Roush Honda of Westerville. It was created in 2002 to recognize those in our community who go above and beyond and make a difference in the lives of our students. Each year, one adult from each building, as well as several district recipients, will be honored with this prestigious award.
The 2016-2017 nomination process has now begun. Please refer to the attached flier for details regarding this program; a copy of this flier will also be sent home with students this week. The GEM nomination form is also attached. Copies of the nomination form are also available for pick-up in the office. Nominations will accepted through Friday, February 10th. Completed nomination forms may be submitted to the Fouse office. Thank you for taking the time to recognize a staff member, parent and/or community member that you feel has gone above and beyond for our Fouse students!
Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018
Westerville City Schools (WCS) is preparing to begin the registration process for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. All elementary schools in WCS, including Fouse, offer Half-Day and All-Day Kindergarten. All-Day Kindergarten is a fee-based, lottery program. Those who wish to apply for All-Day Kindergarten may do so beginning January 31st after 5pm. Additional details are available online at http://www.wcsoh.org/ADK.
Kindergarten registration kicks off with "Kindergarten 101", which will be offered at 7pm on Tuesday, January 31st, and at 7pm on Thursday, February 2nd, at the following locations:
The same presentation will be given during each building's designated Kindergarten 101 night. Families unable to attend Kindergarten 101 at their home school may choose an alternate presentation to attend.
For details regarding the enrollment process can be found at http://www.wcsoh.org/enroll. For additional information regarding Kindergarten in Westerville, please visit http://www.wcsoh.org/Content/664.
Harlem Wizards Basketball Extravaganza
On Monday, February 6th, the Fabulous Harlem Wizards Basketball Extravaganza is coming to Westerville! The game will be held at Westerville Central High School starting at 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm). Pre-sale tickets are $8 for kids and $10 for adults. This family-friendly event is sponsored by the Libraries for Liberia Foundation, led by Westerville City Schools computer tech Zuulu Cooper. All proceeds from merchandise sales will benefit the district's English as a Second Language Department. For full details, please visit http://www.westerville.k12.oh.us/11/News/5183.
Start Gathering Your Box Tops - Winter Contest Starts Soon!
The Winter Box Tops Contest will be getting underway soon, so it's time to start gathering the Box Tops you've been collecting! Contest details will be sent home the last week in January so please keep an eye out for that flier. The contest runs through Friday, February 24th. Thanks in advance for your participation!
Operation: Street Smart Presentation from Westerville Parent Council
Westerville Parent Council would like to invite you to join them for the "Operation: Street Smart" adult drug education presentation. Based on the positive feedback from last year's event and the desire to reach more family members and community members, this eye-opening program is returning to Westerville on Wednesday, February 8th, at Westerville South High School auditorium. This event is presented by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Due to the mature subject matter, this is an Adults-Only event; no childcare will be provided. For full details, please the information sheet attached.
Library Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers in the library are critical to helping all of our Fouse students have a positive experience in our library. The library is open on A, B, D and F days. Library volunteers can choose which days they want to help. They are not required to commit to any specific schedule and background checks are not required. If you are available to help in the library, please use this link to sign up for specific day(s) and time(s): http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4aafa728a64-sign
If you have not already done so, we encourage you to "like" our school's Facebook page. You can find our page here: https://www.facebook.com/Fouse-Elementary-PTO-612228052137109/. All of our upcoming events are now also on Facebook - don't forget to get those on your calendar, too! https://www.facebook.com/pg/Fouse-Elementary-PTO-612228052137109/events/?ref=page_internal
To learn more about the PTO, please visit our website: http://fousepto.weebly.com/
As always, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Winter Dates to Look Forward to: